Our response to Trident renewal

On Monday (July 18th, 2016), the UK Parliament voted to renew Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system, on which around 6% of the annual defence budget is currently spent. The hours of debate in Parliament revolved mainly around jobs and the fragile state of global...

Iraq, Medact and Chilcot

This piece was written in response to the release of the findings of the Chilcot inquiry by former Medact Directors Mike Rowson and Marion Birch, along with Jane Salvage, who all worked on Medact’s series of Iraq reports One political commentator’s view of the...

Medact response to the Chilcot Report

Rhianna Louise, Peace and Security Project Officer at Medact Ben Clavey, Coordinator of the Medact Arms Control Group With thanks to Ben Griffin, Coordinator of Veterans for Peace UK, Peace Direct and the Iraq Body Count Project. This morning, members of the Health...

Nukes of Hazard

Nuclear Convoys: coming soon to a hospital near you! Written by Matt Hawkins, Project Officer at ICAN UK   Out of sight and out of mind: this might be the best way to describe the concept of nuclear weapons to many people. They seem to be either a relic of the...